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Batteries

Hyundai/Kia to Spend Big on EVs, Mobility

The Korea-based company is making a big commitment. Make that BIG.

Hybrid

Hopes Fizzle for Expanded EV Credits in U.S.

Congress has balked at expanding a long-running tax credit for buyers of electric cars in the U.S. It's bad news for Tesla and General Motors.

Propulsion

Kia Ups Its Game with K5 Design

What does a modern sedan look like? This.

Sales

November Car Sales Tepid in Europe

Weak new-car deliveries in Europe totaled 1.18 million units, up only 5% over a depressed sales period at this time last year.

Propulsion

European Demand Delays Mercedes EV in U.S.

Mercedes is pushing back the launch of its electric-powered EQC to early 2021, one year later than previously planned. 

Production

Kia Opens $1.1 Billion Plant in India

Kia Motors Corp. has officially launched a $1.1 billion assembly plant in Anantapur, India.

Business

Foreign-Brand Sales Climb 6% in U.S.

U.S. deliveries of foreign-brand passenger vehicles rose 6% to more than 788,000 units in November.

Hybrid

Report: SKI Plans 2nd EV Battery Plant in China

South Korea’s SK Innovation Co. plans to construct a $1.1 billion battery plant in Yancheng, China. 

Hybrid

Paice Sues BMW Over Hybrid Tech

Hybrid powertrain inventor Paice LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against BMW AG, claiming the German carmaker is using its technology illegally.

Propulsion

Rimac Readies 1,900-hp Hypercar

Croatia’s Rimac Automobili will unveil the production version of its high-performance C Two concept electric car at the Geneva auto show next March.

Domestics, Hyundai/Kia Dominate N. American Vehicle Finalists

U.S. nameplates account for five of the nine finalists vying for the 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility vehicles of the year awards.

New ’Vette, Ram HD, Kia Telluride Win Motor Trend Awards

Motor Trend has named the Chevrolet Corvette, Ram Heavy Duty pickup and Kia Telluride SUV/crossover vehicle as its Car, Truck and SUV of the year, respectively.

Mazda3 Named Women’s World Car of the Year

Mazda Motor Corp.’s Mazda3 small sport sedan has been selected the overall winner in this year’s Women's World Car of the Year awards.

Business

Japanese Brands Lead CR Reliability Ratings

Lexus, Mazda and Toyota captured the top three spots in this year’s Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey rankings.

Production

Hyundai Confirms Pickup Truck for Alabama Plant

Hyundai Motor Co. confirms it will begin producing the Santa Cruz compact pickup truck at its U.S. assembly plant in Montgomery, Ala., in 2021.

Business

October Car Sales in Russia Fall 5%

Deliveries of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia shrank 5% to 152,100 units in October.

Propulsion

Kia Shows Futuristic EV Concept

Kia Motors Corp. unveiled the Futuron electric concept vehicle at this week’s China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

Business

U.S. Sales Grow 3% for Foreign Brands

An extra selling day, coupled with hefty retail incentives, boosted October deliveries of foreign brand cars and light trucks in the U.S. by 3% to 744,300 units.

Production

Toyota Breaks Ground on Myanmar Plant

Toyota Motor Corp. will be the latest carmaker to assemble cars locally in Myanmar.

Legal

Carmakers Back Trump on More Emission Cases

Several major carmakers are backing the Trump administration in two more lawsuits that challenge the government’s plan to strip California of its right to set pollution rules for cars.

Sales

Kia Names New U.S. Chief

Kia Motors Corp. has appointed Michael Cole to head its U.S. operations, effective Nov. 11.

Regulations

Carmakers Back Trump on California Emissions Stance

Major carmakers—including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Nissan and Toyota—are backing the Trump administration’s position that California is barred by federal law from setting its own fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle sales quotas.

Propulsion

New Soul EV’s U.S. Launch Delayed

Supplier shortages have caused Kia Motors Corp. to push back the introduction of the electric variant of the redesigned Soul crossover vehicle from this year until at least 2021. 

Autonomous Vehicles

Hyundai Touts AI-Based Cruise Control

Hyundai Motor Co. has developed what it calls the world's first adaptive cruise control system to use machine learning to tailor responses to driver behavior.